Mayaguez Zoo

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The largest zoo in Puerto Rico, the Mayaguez zoo features at least 75 different animal species spread out over about thirty exhibits. While it will not stand up against the larger zoos of the world, it provides a great educational experience and a good way to spend the day.

Guests to the zoo will have plenty of opportunity to see all the animals. The included audio tour will give you facts about each one, while staff onsite will help answer any additional questions that you might have. With around 30 exhibits and plenty of animals, you should be able to spend a couple of hours here at least.


Mayaguez Zoo is located in the northeastern outskirts of Mayagüez.

Nearby Restaurants

If you work up an appetite while visiting the zoo, you're going to be in luck -- you can find a broad selection of food and drink providers in the vicinity. Little Caesar's Parque de los Proceres, which has a menu full of Italian meals, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this zoo. It is only about three quarters of a mile away from this zoo, so grab a table and dig in! Also within a short distance, you'll find restaurants including Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and Church's Chicken Mayaguez Mall where you and your party should be sure to try a bite of American fare and enjoy the Puerto Rico scene.

Nearby Attractions

Additional nearby attractions include Patriot's Park, which is three quarters of a mile away Mayagüez. You might also think about heading over to Parque Luis Munoz Rivera, which is another nearby attraction.

If a visit to the Mayaguez Zoo isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Mayaguez Zoo
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Patriot's Park -- 0.7 mi. (1.1 km) SW Mayagüez
Parque Luis Munoz Rivera -- 0.9 mi. (1.8 km) S Mayagüez
Plaza José De Diego -- 0.9 mi. (0.9 km) SSW Mayagüez
Plaza Colón -- 1.0 mi. (0.6 km) SSW Downtown Mayaguez
Parque Suau -- 1.2 mi. (0.6 km) SW Mayagüez
Mayaguez Memorial Historic Site 1.2 mi. (0.8 km) WSW Mayagüez
Parque Del Litoral -- 1.6 mi. (0.8 km) SW Mayagüez
Punta Boca Morena -- 1.8 mi. (2.1 km) W Mayagüez

More Information


The zoo is open from 8:30am until 4:00pm Wednesdays through Sunday.


Admission into the zoo costs $13 for everyone 12 and up, and $8 for those younger. Seniors receive a discount and will only pay $6.50. Admission includes an audio tour in your choice of English or Spanish. There is also a parking fee of $3 per car, and an additional $1 for large cars.

Location: Carretera 108, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico


(787) 834-8110

(787) 832-5069


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